Historic Lecture Series for 2024 and Other Events

A special presentation "D-Day 80th Anniversary," with EIU Professor, Dr. Edmund Wehrle,  will be held at the Effingham County Museum, on Thursday, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, 
The audience will learn about that important day in world history when, in WWII, the Allied Forces invaded Normandy
The presentation is the result of a partnership the Museum and the Effingham Public Library.  As always, this is a free program and a library card is not required to attend but registration is required through the Effingham Public Library.
Throughout its history the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association, Inc., an organization devoted to the preservation of the history of the county, has sponsored a lecture series during the winter months, November-March.  




Hours & Location

100 E. Jefferson Ave.,
Effingham, IL 62401

Daytime Hours:
(January-February)- By appointment only and some special evening hours, TBA
Phone: 217.240.2471 to leave a message

(March through December)
Tuesday and Saturday 10 a.m-2 p.m.

Evening Hours:
6:00-7:00 p.m. on night of lecture series, November-March
Other times by appointment: Call (217)240-2471 to leave a message

ECCCMA Meeting Schedule

Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the court-house first floor courtroom. For information contact Delaine Donaldson, President at: delainedonaldson@mchsi.com.

General Membership Meetings are held once a month of the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the court-house first floor courtroom.

Our MISSION is to preserve our Historic Register structure, to collect artifacts from county history, and to use them to educate our local and external communities, while immersed in the broader context of American history.

Our VISION is that the 1872 Effingham County Courthouse remains as an architectural gem that instills a sense of community pride and provides a venue to
educate and showcase the history, art, and transportation of Effingham County.

Get Involved

On November 11, 2012, the Museum opened its doors to the public. Currently there are exhibits on the first floor and the second floor. On the second floor there is exhibit space as well as room for lectures and other types of public gatherings.